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allegoricism

allegoricism  n.— «“Isms” have long since become “wasms,” no longer capable of explaining the rapidly changing ideas and intentions of 20th-century art. Stephen Little’s Isms: Understanding Art… is, therefore...

sampated

sampated  v.— «The fact is that Powell was up against it early when he took the job at State. Vice President Dick Cheney’s staff second-guessed every element of foreign policy. In good Trini parlance, he was “sampated” from the...

hy-style

hy-style  n.— «Rather than filling the empty area, the mall’s owner will tear down the building to erect a new wing that looks a lot like a mall-industry nemesis—the trendy lifestyle center.…Westfield has coined a name for the...

leitkultur

leitkultur  n.— «“This debate,” it adds, “must not omit the issue of a (German) ‘Leitkultur’ (guiding culture), nor the commitments which a self-confident society…not ashamed of its Christian foundations may require of...

Madibaland

Madibaland  n.— «Les révisionnistes auront ensuite à cœur d’adopter très rapidement la nouvelle division du pays que viennent de concocter sept sages pour qu’on en finisse avec les promiscuités indignes, honteuses...

snooker clause

snooker clause  n.— «This is a “snooker” clause—Albany parlance for a deceitful contrivance—according to Assemblymen Edward H. Lehner of Manhattant and G. Oliver Koppell of the Bronx.» —“Judgeship Battle at Hand For Albany...

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